At last, COM1 server is at its end.
What can I say here about this server and travian game as a whole? If you don’t have time to read it completely – you can skip to the 2 final paragraphs.
We had 2 teams to fight for the 1st place. Our team НЕРВЫ (mainly Russian and Ukrainian, but we also have very good players from the other parts of the world) and Atlantis (mainly Polish). Our team had a lot of operations against our enemies, almost all of them were successful (thanks for our leader – Fishman and others who helped him to make such good plans). We captured the Atlantis’s WW, we captured WW of another smaller kingdom at the end server, we zeroed a lot of capitals, we zeroed the capitals of the dukes, who were training hammers that just have been disappeared. We had 1st place for the def and off and victory points for the whole server, and around 130 accounts in total.
Our enemies – Atlantis played weak, had failed almost all the operations. There was only one success – zeroed 2 capitals of the players, who already didn’t play, and destroyed few buildings in some more villages. Taking into account this, they were always close in the total amount of treasures and victory points. Why?
Just because they received gifts from the other kingdoms that were smashed by our team (that kingdoms did anything just not to give the treasures to the Russian team), they received the WW as a gift and united with that kingdom, who gave him this gift. So as again – almost the whole server played vs our team. They had around 180 accounts and couldn’t do anything because of lack of the organization and primitive operations. This server they had only around 50% accounts more. It was very similar like 1 or 2 servers before - COM3 from November 2020 where we were 4 times smaller than the enemies, and lost just because it’s impossible to train more troops, and COM3 from October 2019 where we were 3.5 times smaller and the Polish team (I Love PL) here received 2WWs as the gift).
According to this, you can see there is the only, and the stupidest strategy that is rewarded by the game balance – to unite the whole server vs one team (In case if this is a RU team, almost always this union is based on the hatred to Russians, because they all are cheaters, and are the bad people as a whole, and other shit, well, you know better than meJ ) and to win it just because of the game limitations. Common guys, you can unite all the players into the one single kingdom in this game, and everyone will win and will be happy as well as the travian team receiving money for gold purchasing. I don’t understand why nobody did it yet. If you think that I’m wrong – check out the statistics of the finished servers, almost everywhere the 1st kingdom is 1.5-2-3 times bigger than the 2nd. Our server is the rare exception.
And this is the real issue the Travian team and the community facing now, should discuss and solve. Game became absolutely silly – just get more accounts and win by the quantity, organization doesn’t matter. There shouldn’t be the situation when the weak team, failing everywhere, or doing nothing continue having chances to win. Does any good player want to spend time and play such kind of game? I think not. For sure the situation with the victory points calculation and WW multiplier doesn’t give any chance to the small teams and eliminate any strategy. Maybe it’s time to come back to the roots where the winner was the kingdom who built 100lvl WW first. Maybe some more mechanics or so on, the change should be more radical because currently the game became absolutely dry. For sure such gameplay that we have now fits more to the speed servers that last 1-2 months, where you could play as a vegetable on the garden-bed, training troops for the one single attack of the WW, but for the 1x speed server it doesn’t fit at all. I understand that until the game brings money for the developers the concept wouldn’t be changed significantly.
We have the phrase that currently describes the situation in travian game – кадило крутится – лавеха мутится (you can try to translate it in google) .
Good luck for all, wish you the peaceful skies over the heads!